Mounted Games at Between the Lakes Group
We got started in Mounted Games 20 years ago this year via our
affiliation with Pony Club. In
that organization our Games involvement included horse management judging in
Mounted Games at National Championships for four consecutive years in the late
1990s, serving a three year term on the national Mounted Games committee (where
we played a significant part in upgrading the USPC Mounted Games rulebook),
organizing and conducting Games clinics, and presenting to the USPC Annual
Meeting about how to start a mounted games program in an individual Pony Club.
Our interest in Mounted Games then assumed a life of its own.
We're the past Vice
President of a wonderful not-for-profit organization
called Mounted Games Across America, Inc.
You will want
to visit their website.
Currently we are involved in that organization's new Safety Committee,
committed to make this sport one of the safer equestrian pursuits -- without
taking any of the thrills and excitement out of it.
You can also
download the slides from our presentation about how to start a Mounted Games
program in a local Pony Club (oriented toward USPC, but potentially of use to
other riding organizations and lesson programs). (The format is a
PDF file, to avoid problems with incompatible versions of PowerPoint®
There are several Mounted Games websites on the internet, and this one may be
a little different from the rest. Here's why: (1) we don't ride
anymore (2) we don't have any kids -- or other close relatives -- who ride
anymore (3) we just love mounted games, and want to make them more
accessible to everyone.
Want to see mounted games right now?
Here are some YouTube videos of samples: